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New photos of Russian T-50 stealth fighter

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The world is getting a fresh look at Russia’s newest stealth fighter jet after images were posted on the manufacturer’s website.

Most of the photos show the twin-engine Sukhoi T-50 jet operating from runways on a snow-covered airfield, although a location was not given in a report on RT.com, which surfaced the pictures on Sunday.

According to the metadata on the photos released by the Komsomolsk-on-Amur Aircraft Plant, the images were taken last Thursday.

Russian media reported in October that the ninth prototype of the T-50 would be undergoing trials later this year.

The single-seat T-50 is Russia’s first stealth fighter.

It is seen as a rival to US F-22 and F-35 stealth jets and China’s J-20 stealth fighter, which was shown to the public for the first time in November.

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The new Russian jet carries a price tag of $50 million, according to a report from state-sponsored Sputnik News.

Sputnik said the T-50 came “at a bargain basement price and with far greater capabilities when compared to the budgetary eyesore that is America’s F-35 stealth fighter.”